4 week series - Learn * Grow * Prep * Connect
Empower women and families by sharing pregnancy and birth information that has been shown to improve health outcomes for mother and child. Invite parents to connect with themselves, the baby and the active birthing community that can offer them much support as they grow their family. Plant seeds for, and encourage, a lifetime of wellness confidence and advocacy.
Week 1.) Who & What:
WHO to choose as care providers before, during and after pregnancy
WHAT kind of pregnancy and birth would you wish for – birth plan development
Holistic pregnancy and birth
What happens during birth – show a simple physical demo of the birth process
Guest Speaker: Dr Michelle Pietrantone – discuss the benefits of using holistic methods during pregnancy and how it can help improve outcomes for a healthy birth. Demo the pelvic bowl and how baby descends and is born.
Week 2.) When & Where:
WHEN am I in labor – signs and symptoms to be aware of? Understanding the stages of labor and remembering that all women are different. Our bodies are made to birth - 5-1-1
WHERE can I birth – discussing options for birth locations and what they entail
Insurance versus out of pocket
Guest Speaker: Maura Winkler, CNM, IBCLC
discuss midwifery model of care and experiences in all the above locations
discuss birthing from within and what to expect at a hospital birth
Week 3.) Hormone How to:
Understanding the role of the hormones of birth and how stress responses can affect them
Nervous system and blood brain barrier discussion
Intro to Nutrition for Momma, Baby & Family
Guest Speaker: IBCLC – why breast is best & talk about ages and stages
Week 4.) Why Practice for an Active Birth?
Breathing, Yoga practice, partner practice
Labor positions & helpful props
Resources in your community & online